1996 Saturn SL1 L4-1.9L Engine - Runs Hot/Oil Mixed With Coolant

1996 Saturn SL1 L4-1.9L SOHC VIN 8

Engine - Runs Hot/Oil Mixed With Coolant

SUBJECT: Engine Runs Hot and/or Engine Oil Mixed with Engine Coolant in Engine Coolant Recovery Reservoir (Replace Cylinder Head Assembly)

MODELS AFFECTED: 1991-1997 Saturn vehicles equipped with SOHC (LK0-1991-1994, L24-1995-1997) engines.

CONDITION: Engine may run hot and/or have engine oil mixed with engine coolant. This condition may be noticeable when checking coolant recovery reservoir level.

CAUSE: Some 1991-1997 SOHC engines may develop a crack on or near the camshaft journals and surrounding casting areas allowing engine oil to mix with engine coolant.

CORRECTION: Refer to the following procedure to locate the area where the engine oil is leaking into engine coolant passages.

PROCEDURE:

IMPORTANT:

When required, refer to the appropriate year service manuals when performing the following procedures.

1. Remove camshaft from cylinder head.

2. Pressure test cooling system. Download File PDF


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